(Closed) OOT’ers May Not Be Able to Afford to come…

posted 7 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@actime:  That sucks! I’m in a similar situation. My FI’s family and friends are unable to come (some of them can, but the majority can’t…including his grandmother). I felt terrible about it, but we came up with the solution to hire a videographer and to hold a big party back in his home town for everyone who couldn’t come and if they wanted to we would show the video on a projector screen for everyone. Also, to help with costs we are turning the party into a pitch and and we’re just going to buy a sheet cake and in a sense, have a second reception. Everyone is excited about it because they still want to celebrate the marriage with us, even if they cant be there on our wedding day.

Post # 4
46611 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

They can do their own payment plan- saving a certain amount each month to put towards the trip, or put it on their credit card then pay it off like most people do.

It doesn’t necessarily mean that they won’t be able to come.

Post # 5
673 posts
Busy bee

I was going to say exactly what @julies1949 did. They can simply save on their own. There’s no need to coordinate with a third party for it. Just remind them about deals they can get utilizing the travel agent, or even share with them any great airfares you see come up as the date gets closer. 

Post # 6
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Your close family and friends  have known about your wedding a long time, and hopefully they  have been saving if necessary. They don’t need a third party to help them. 

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